Online

 

delicious.
From January to September 2014 I produced the e-newsletter for delicious. magazine which went out weekly to all registered subscribers.

Lovefood.com
From October 2011 to December 2013 I was the editor of Lovefood.com. Under my editorship I balanced lifestyle features with food journalism that looks at the social, economic and environmental aspects of the food we eat. This approach won the Guild of Food Writers New Media Award for 2013.  I managed a team of writers, both in-house and freelance, and had to budget effectively. I also help develop all-important commercial relationships. I reduced costs, increased user registrations, and built a growing, stable community. You can see my articles here.

AOL
From April 2011 until August 2011 I, together with food stylist, cook and writer Louisa Carter, had a weekly column on AOL’s Lifestyle site. Mine’s entitled ‘Man of Appetites‘, while Louisa’s is ‘A Woman of Taste‘. Together we looked at a different subject each week, I covered the history, cultural impact and current state of each item, while Louisa dispensed sage advice and cooking tips – think of our double act as food for both body and mind.

Channel 4’s Big Fish Fight
For Channel 4’s big fish fight season, I filmed top fishmonger Rex Goldsmith talking us through sustainable fish and how best to prepare them. You can see the Fish Fight App here.

Eating Eurovision
In May 2009 I got together with 24 food writers and bloggers and masterminded ‘Eating Eurovision’, a project that asked ‘Can 25 food bloggers eat the national cuisine of the 25 Eurovision finalists in 25 hours all within the M25?’ It turns out you can, just. You can hear me being interviewed about it here.

The Channel 4 Pig
In January 2009 I presented and produced content for Channel 4’s Big British Food Fight season. This saw me take all ten prime cuts of a pig to ten top chefs around England in an example of ‘nose to tail’ eating. This app is no longer live, however there’s plenty of off cuts of video and other interesting bits on my blog post here.

The Big British Food Map
From April to November 2008 I toured the country in search of great British food for Channel 4. The Big British Food Map as a unique project that tapped into the public’s knowledge and I was guided via an interactive map on Channel 4’s website. This one-man road movie delivered a true portrait of foodie Britain. I also had an advertorial in the Daily Mail’s Sunday magazine every fortnight and did regional radio and press. After seven months, 11,500 miles, over 50 web videos and hundreds of visits I finally completed my tour of Britain. The project achieved 2,771,519 page impressions and 93,111 video plays. The project was shortlisted for an Association of Online Publishers award in 2009

Magazines

Below are tear sheets of articles I’ve written for magazines

Delicious

Parkin – Gunpowder, Semtex and oats [PDF]

Mincemeat – Making mincemeat of the competition [PDF]

Trifle – The pud that likes to party [PDF]

Custard – A Bird’s Eye view [PDF]

Easter Eggs [PDF]

Waitrose Kitchen 

Sipsmith Gin [PDF]

Newspapers

I have written plenty of ‘Five of the Best’ round ups for the Financial Times magazine, including:-

Five of the best – gastropubs and restaurants in Somerset
Five of the best: Sunday lunches to share
Five of the best: restaurants that ‘grow their own’
Five of the best: cheese-making courses